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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walk In Her Shoes?

Women and girls in developing countries walk for hours every day to collect water, food and firewood for their families. The burden of walking prevents girls from going to school and women from earning an income,  keeping them trapped in a cycle of poverty.  CARE Canada’s Walk In Her Shoes Challenge asks Canadians to walk 10,000 steps each day for one week and raise money to help women and girls lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.

When and where does Walk In Her Shoes happen?

Walk In Her Shoes takes place over the week of International Women's Day, from March 5 to March 11. The kick-off rally will be held at the Calgary Zoo on Sunday March 5, with food, family activities and a walk through the Zoo's exciting exhibits and attractions!

How much does it cost to register?

The registration fee is $25.

Is there a cut-off date for registrations?

Registration will be open until March 1, 2017.  We suggest registering as soon as possible to ensure you have enough time to recruit more team members and collect pledges.

What do I get when I register?

As soon as you register, you will receive a welcome email with information about how to log in to your fundraising page.  

How far do I have to walk?

Your walking pledge is 10,000 steps each day for the 7 days of the 2017 walk week but you are welcome to walk more if you are feeling as passionate about Walk in her Shoes as we are!

When do I start walking?

You can walk at a time that is suitable for you or your group of co-workers, friends, family or like-minded and passionate individuals.  Participating in the kick-off rally will help you to meet most of your day 1 goal in a fun-filled afternoon at the zoo.

How do I join the event in Calgary?

You will receive an email invite for the free kick-off rally happening at the Calgary Zoo on Sunday March 5. If you have any questions, please contact Ulrike at ulrike.thomas@care.ca.

How am I making a difference?

All money raised will go towards vital CARE projects helping reduce the need for women and girls to walk such long distances, and helping them and their community to earn an income, access healthcare, get an education and overcome poverty. 

I’m having problems registering and/or setting up my fundraising page, what should I do?

Contact us: walk@care.ca or 800-267-5232

Someone wants to give me a cash donation, what should I do?

Walk In Her Shoes is an online fundraising campaign. The benefits of fundraising online include the ability to keep an accurate and up to date record of your donations and reducing the security risks associated with handling money.  That said, there is a printable pledge form on your 'My Centre' page that you can print and use to track cash and cheque donations that you can bring with you to the kick-off rally. 

If you do not attend the rally or you receive cash donations after the event, we ask that you do not send it to us in the mail, but rather deposit it into your own bank account and have a bank draft or cheque drawn up to the order of CARE Canada and mail it to us. 

My supporters are looking for receipts, what should I tell them?

Anyone who donates to you through your online page will automatically receive a receipt via email within hours.  Anyone who gives cash or a cheque and fills out their information on the pledge sheet that you mail in with the donations will receive an emailed receipt, or a printed one in the mail if they do not provide an email address.

Who is CARE Canada?

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE began delivering vital disaster relief and humanitarian aid – much of it in the globally recognized form of CARE Packages. CARE has remained a leader in disaster response for more than 70 years while building expertise in international development programming to deliver lasting change worldwide. Last year, CARE worked in 90 countries, reaching more than 72 million people based on need alone. Today, CARE Canada focuses on food and nutrition, humanitarian relief, and maternal and child health, all with a special emphasis on women and girls. 

Find out more about CARE’s work fighting global poverty at care.ca or call 1800 267 5232.